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Re: Transition (was Re: Capitalize across "span")

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 15:22:52 -0800
Message-Id: <v03102801b105310f4911@[]>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Chris Lilley wrote (10:21 PM +0100 2/9/98):

" > http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/w3c.html
" >
" > That'd certainly set the henhouse acackle, eh?
" Ah yes, the version of the W3C home page that uses CSS2 positioning and
" although valid, looks like a train wreck in most current browsers. I
"expect we
" will move to that version shortly after the Verso site
" http://www.verso.com/
" drops the tables and images of text in favour of positioning, float, anfd
" WebFonts.

Two nits: that page uses CSS1 exclusively (no positioning), and I was
sincere when I said I didn't blame W3C for not going with it. But since
we're getting defensive, Verso's site (designed in Summer 1996) _is_
frankly about delivering the bacon in what's deployed already, while W3C's
- you'd think - would hew a pretty close line to a more visionary ideal.
And it does, mostly. (That table does confuse things a little bit, but I
understand why it's there.) Verso's site will soon be redesigned, btw, in
several different server-mediated degrees of elegance, ranging from
neanderthal to cro-magnon for your browsing pleasure.

Todd Fahrner

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